Why promote your venue at the
Eastern Shore Welcome Center?
- 5 million estimated travelers cross the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel annually*
- 3,000 travelers per week on a yearly average utilize the CBBT Rest Facilities* * Based on CBBT data
- Staffed Centers mean $: Journal of Travel Research study: Each travel party that spoke with a counselor spent extra $104 after visiting a welcome center
- Current economy: Can you afford to turn away potential business?
3 Year Pilot Program: Trained Travel Consultants sent visitors from the Cape to the state line, Chincoteague Island to Tangier Island.
Even with one staff person, seasonally manning a small reception area between restrooms results were impressive.
- 31,000 Direct Contacts, one staff person answering questions handing out brochures. [Does not count travelers who picked up info on their own or after staffed hours.]
- 3,000 surveys: Collected data, where visitors went, ES likes/dislikes